I recently wrote letters to my representatives in Columbus in support of the Ohio Sovereignty Resolution currently in the state House of Representatives. Just the other day I received a reply from Senator Tom Patton of the 24th District. Here is the text of this reply:
Thank you for the fine letter concerning HCR 11 and maintaining Ohio's sovereignty. It is always helpful to hear the opinions of those living in the 24th Senate District, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.
I share in many of the criticisms and concerns articulated in your letter. While our state continues to face many challenges in a variety of forms, it is unreasonable to believe that our problems can be solved by clinging to those in Washington.
With that said, I firmly plan to support and co-sponsor HCR 11 once it makes its way from the House to the Senate.
Whoo-hoo! It is indeed a rare and exhilarating treat to receive a letter from a congressman that not only pertains to my values, but also vindicates them. Senator Patton, it will be my pleasure to continue to vote for you and support your candidacy in whatever way I can.
Now we just have to get the Resolution passed by the House so Sen. Patton can deliver on his promise. If I receive replies from the House Representatives who received letters, I will be sure to post them here.